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Barone di Valforte Montepulciano d'Abbruzzo, Italy
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -887430
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WineScores' Review

Fragrant, fresh, pleasing.

Consistently reliable and food-friendly and a pleasure to review, this Montepulciano treads that delightful line between elegant and rustic. The 2019 shows sweet red cherry and a hint of raspberry, star anise, dried rose petals, pipe tobacco and leather. It has a Medium+ body and lovely freshness; cherry and fine spice flavours dominate the palate. It's an pleasing sipper, but will pair so well with dinners of roasted meats, game, hard cheeses, or veggie burgers, pizza or grilled mushrooms and eggplant.


Pairs great with Gone Crackers Olive Oil & Cracked Pepper
 
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Italian Food, GONE CRACKERS


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-08-27 11:44:13.0

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Barone di Valforte Montepulciano d'Abbruzzo, Italy
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -887430

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Barone di Valforte Montepulciano d'Abbruzzo, Italy
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -887430

Ranking: 100.001079
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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91 Points

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92 Points

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90 Points

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91 Points

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88 Points

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91 Points

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632893

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91 Points

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87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -214183

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20214

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -216077

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93 Points

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -110414

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -14957

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -235671

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -99424

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88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -214183

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -783936

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -25163

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Gerard Bertrand 'Cigales', Sud de France
93 Points

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